4/4/13

End of the Line


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Today I finished quilting and machine sewing the binding onto the Line Dancing quilt.  I'm glad to have it finished since I've been working on it nonstop for days.  It still needs to have the binding hand sewn and then the last of the embellishments added.  And then...it'll be ready to hang in my laundry room.  I'm excited to see it there!

So here's what I did this afternoon.  I added rolling hills to the grass.


I hope you can see that.  The threads are a pretty good match for the grass fabrics.  

Then I added bricks to the pink building on the right.


And I added what I hope looks like board siding to the blue house on the left.


Then I made a sort of messy zigzag pattern on the roofs of both houses that I hoped would look like shingles.


And then I added what I hope looks like stippling to the panel at the top.


Then I added what I hope looks like a black and white striped binding to the outside edge.


And now I just need to hand stitch the binding down, add the last of the embellishments, pick off the cat fuzz, and it's finished!

All of that, and I even mopped the floor.  No need to applaud, but you can if you want to.

18 comments from clever and witty friends:

Kate said...

Wow, you had a full day with Line Dancing. It looks great! Congrats on getting it all quilted.

Teresa in Music City said...

Definitely applauding! Mopping the floor is a major accomplishment :*) Oh yes, and the quilt is too cute!

treadlemusic said...

(Background applause....)That is absolutely darling and you "nailed it" with the different stitches!!!! Ain't success grand!!!!??!!!! Hugs, D

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Heck - a standing ovation for the mopping! You really got into this one for wanting to put it aside at one point!! Hmmm - can't remember the last time I wore undies like those - shhhhh.

Larissa said...

This looks FABULOUS!!! All the different FMQing designs give it so much texture!!! Congratulations on another finish!!

Quilting Babcia said...

Looks like a successful day to me! Great quilting - the vertical board siding and bricks are a great touch.

Malini said...

Very cute quilt!
Love all the beautiful FMQ on it.
Bricks is especially my favorite!

Brown Family said...

I am amazed, again! YOu keep improving on it!

Nan

Lynne said...

*applause* LOL

Lyndsey said...

What a great days sewing. Love the different quilting you've done. You can have lots of applause and a medal for the mopping.

Donna said...

Beautiful job!

Jacque said...

(Clapping) Bravo! Bravo!
Encore?

Vickie said...

It's PRECIOUS ! Your ability to know what to quilt where is inspiring.

LynCC said...

Yeah - the bricks and siding and shingles were all successful. Too much fun. :)

giddy99 said...

That is so cute! I have more of a "laundry closet" though. :)

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

applauding with the hand not clutching Burp !~!

gorgeous work, Barbara, you are my quilting hero.

Diane Wild said...

Take a bow. It"s marvelous.

Teresa aka MarieSews said...

Soooo Cool! Love how you quilted the wood siding, shingles, etc. This is a fun quilt!